game of thrones

Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams Talks Feminism

Entertainment Weekly's Celebration Honoring The 2016 SAG Awards Nominees - Arrivals
Maisie Williams.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, 18-year-old Maisie Williams opened up about the three Gs: GoT season six, general meetings, and Guillermo del Toro. Oh, and she also talked about one F: feminism. When Williams was 12, she was asked whether her GoT character, Arya, was a feminist. She says, “I remember thinking, ‘Isn’t that just like everyone?’ And then I realized everyone is not a feminist, unfortunately. But I also feel like we should stop calling feminists ‘feminists’ and just start calling people who aren’t feminist ‘sexist’ — and then everyone else is just a human.” Williams talks more about how it’s hard to be honest and speak up, for fear of being criticized on social media. “I’m trying to do the best I can. I got a voice. I believe in equality and I know I have more power than the average person to reach people. And I just get petrified in case people are rude,” she says. And of course, she was asked what will the fans think of season six. “They’re going to hate it, but love it, and I can’t wait.” Read the full interview here.